New Students Join the Eagle Family

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Ask the University of Mary Washington’s incoming class about their interests and you will get a wide range of answers, from tennis and lacrosse to biology and international affairs. Yet the class seems to be in agreement on one key factor – Mary Washington is the place to be. As freshman Mariam Ansari describes it, the campus “just felt right.” … [Read more...]

UMW, Germanna, Mary Washington Healthcare Partner to Improve Nursing Education

UMW Provost Jonathan  Levin, left, President Richard V. Hurley, middle, and Germanna's President David Sam sign nursing education agreements.

A unique partnership in nursing education among the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and Mary Washington Healthcare will bolster healthcare services in the region. … [Read more...]

UMW Announces Recipient of Citizenship and Diversity Award

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Cara Wimberley of Blacksburg, Virginia, has been named the 2014-2015 recipient of the University of Mary Washington’s Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership. The annual award is given to a rising senior enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at UMW. The student must maintain high academic standards, possess characteristics of leadership and make a personal commitment to advocating an appreciation for diversity and inclusion on campus. As the award recipient, Wimberley will serve as an active spokesperson for diversity inclusion, a peer mentor to students and a voice for underrepresented populations. “Cara recently spent a semester abroad at Al-Ahliyya Amman University in Jordan studying Arabic and taking other courses about Middle Eastern culture and history,” said Marion Sanford, director of multicultural affairs. “The experience opened her eyes to many global, social and political issues and further enhanced her leadership skills, as well … [Read more...]

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

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The University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia and the District of Columbia to be named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. This is the fifth consecutive year for UMW to be awarded this distinction. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

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The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of former Virginia Senator Edd Houck and Fred Rankin, president and chief executive officer of Mary Washington Healthcare, to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Joins Coalition to Double Study Abroad Participation

More than 300 UMW students study abroad each year through various programs, like this faculty-led trip to the Galapagos Islands. 
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The University of Mary Washington has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. … [Read more...]

A Look Back at Commencement Through Photos, Social Media

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  The University of Mary Washington captured memories of the 103rd commencement events - including the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 9 and undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 - through photos, stories and #UMW2014 on social media: … [Read more...]

Founder, President and CEO Rebecca Rubin Addresses UMW Graduates, May 10

Environmentalist Rebecca Rubin address graduates.

Founder, president and CEO of environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day Rebecca Rubin challenged graduates to be good stewards of the environment during the University of Mary Washington’s 2014 commencement address. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Mary Washington First campaign aims to secure private funds for various initiatives, including for student scholarships.

The University of Mary Washington has publicly launched its $50 million Mary Washington First fundraising campaign. The announcement was made at a news conference on Friday, April 25, in the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. … [Read more...]

UMW Biology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

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Dianne Baker, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Baker will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway beginning in January 2015. … [Read more...]